Caribbean fisheries sector at risk – FAO Report

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Climate change impacts are expected to have increasingly negative effects on species populations, fisheries production, livelihoods, food safety and fisheries management and multilateral relations.

A new research report from the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) cautions that climate change is expected to significantly reduce fisheries globally by 2050, including in the Caribbean. The report also advises countries to build a more sustainable and resilient sector through climate adaptation and mitigation strategies that can protect marine species, as well as strengthen fisheries production, food security, revenues, and fisheries governance.

Titled Impacts of Climate Change on Fisheries and Aquaculture: Synthesis of Current Knowledge, Adaptation, and Mitigation Options, the 654-page report is the world’s most comprehensive publication on climate change and fisheries to date.

Read more at: Barbados Today

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